Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas Eve

RUTH SANDERSON: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

‘I’m coming home’  

I’m coming home-
The morning hue spewed-
We were children pulling shades-

Outside our shared bedroom door-
Breakfast was happening-
Coffee – Cocoa – Eggs and bacon with toast

First though – after the shades-
Christmas stockings were at our feet-
Having found their way to our bedroom floor-

Then when stockings were emptied-
Breakfast had-
We’d – all of us – be headed home-
Where Grandpa and Grandma were waiting-

Grandma will have decorated-
The house would adorn all colors-
Popcorn would be hung on the tree-
And presents would overflow

It wasn’t that though-
Which kept out legs restless-
It was Grandpa and Grandma
Their persons-
Their hugs-
It was Grandpa picking us up-
Nuzzling our faces with his gristle-
Then calling us Honey

We’d watch the man in the kitchen-
His large frame and forearms welcoming us-
The smell of Ham – Pork and Turkey-
His sweet drink venting through his pores-
His heavy walk which we can no longer see-

We were coming home-
Gone now though- It was the safest place to be

It’s the warmth of December-
And it’s now-
An infant watches his mother-
As she adorns the house with all colors-
And decorates the tree-

The father holds the infant near-
Watching as his son reaches for a bow-
Tears flow freely – his son is home-

The man sees his wife – Truly sees her-
He thinks of his Grandfather and Grandmother-
Missing the heavy walk and his sweet smell-
Knowing it’s more than fine now-

It is December-
It is Christmas time-
I am home.

Matt Taggart

MICHELE NOISET: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

JIM STARR: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

RICHARD JOHNSON: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY. 

JIM STARR: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

PRISCILLA ALPAUGH: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

JIM STARR: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

SARAH BELEISE: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY. 

Grinchy Gretchen

By Lauri C. Meyers

When I caught snowflakes on my tongue,

Grinchy Gretchen said snow was full of chemicals.

When I stood under the mistletoe,

Grinchy Gretchen said mistletoe was poisonous.

When I made chocolate kiss cookies,

Grinchy Gretchen said chocolate kisses were elf poop.

When I sang Silent Night,

Grinchy Gretchen said I should focus on the “silent” part.

When I shared my plan to spy on Santa,

Grinchy Gretchen said Santa was just the parents buying gifts.

Grinchy Gretchen is crazy.

No way my parents could pull that off. 

 

SARAH BELEISE: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY. 

NINA MATA: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

RENEE GRAEF: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

 

YVONNE GILBERT: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

MARK FEARING: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

SUSAN MITCHELL: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

SUSAN MITCHELL: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

LAURA WOOD: – FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

PRISCILLA BURRIS: BEING FEATURED IN 2019. www.priscillaburris.com 


Responses

  1. happy and wonderful illustrations ! merry christmas )

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  2. Love these words & pictures! Merry Christmas All!
    My greetings are on my site >> https://achillesportfolio.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/christmas-greetings-to-all/

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  3. Kathy, thank you for sharing these words from talented authors that evoke the happiest of Christmas memories,when many of the people in mine are no longer here in person,but in spirit and in my heart. The amazing illustrations warm my heart. Wishing you and your family a joyful Christmas and a peace filled,prolific New Year♥

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  4. Lovely gifts of the season. Thanks Kathy. Merry Christmas.

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  5. Beautiful, festive illustrations and poems.

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